Equivalent Fractions

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Why would we ever want to rewrite a fraction to represent the same thing in an equivalent number? It turns out the reason is that sometimes we can actually take a fraction that looks complicated, and we can simplify the fraction to an equivalent fraction that is less complicated. Whew! Sounds complicated right?

Simplification is a theme that is recurring all throughout mathematics. We all know fractions are one of the more difficult areas of math for kids while being very important as we often use them in daily life. Thank goodness for Prof. Burger! He's got the right idea when it comes to using visuals and humor to demonstrate these concepts.

Check out our latest free 6th Grade Math Video and see if you don't come away with a stronger understanding of equivalent fractions.

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This page contains a single entry by April Stockwell published on June 3, 2010 1:46 PM.

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